Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene captures the stories of women who were active in the SoCal punk rock scene during this historic time, adding an important voice to its cultural and musical record.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Mortified Podcast: Trinity, now an adult, shares her diaries about her exploits as one of the internet's first catfish, back in the days of AOL chatrooms.
  • Rough Translation: Host Gregory Warner travels to Brazil to discover how racism has affected the country and how Brazilians view the divisive issue of black and white.
  • Art Palace: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Jeremy Dubin talks about his experience with the company and some of its exciting new pursuits and takes a look at Ophelia and Laertes by Benjamin West.

This week on Start Hear:

  • The Worst Idea of All TimeWhat started as simply a stupid idea, has quickly turned into a public mental unraveling of two grown men, week by week.
  • Houston, We Have a PodcastThe official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center.
  • Downtown DownloadA unique collection of events that will give you a reason to visit downtown Cincinnati for the first time or the fortieth time.

There's a new book out about Cincinnati favorite Jimmy Buffett, who'll make his annual visit to Riverbend on July 8. 

On June 16 and 17, The Woodward Theatre will host the No Response Experimental Music Festival, bringing two nights of local, national and international musicians to Cincinnati. 

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Fletcher Henderson's "Down South Camp Meeting," Glenn Miller's "PA-6-5000" and Count Basie's immortal "Lullaby of Birdland."

Coming May 27 to Urban Artifact in Northside, it's Cincy Powerfest V, a night of rock and metal music. 

Great things are heading your way this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, including Etta James singing "These Foolish Things," Johnny Mercer doing "Glow Worm" and Billy May performing "Charmaine."

Local author Patrick Edwards' book Space Tripping is the most recent Nerdist Contest winner, beating out 100+ other sci-fi submissions. 

Glen Phillips from the band Toad the Wet Sprocket stopped in our studio on St. Patrick's Day when he was in town for a concert at the Ludlow Garage. 

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

Feb 22, 2017

NPR Music has again opened the invitation to musicians and artists all across the country to submit their entires for their Tiny Desk Contest, and again, the Greater Cincinnati area has been very well-represented.

The holiday season brings a whole series of special events and activities at area parks. 

Jennifer Arnold is the founder of Canine Assistants and has now written a new book for dog owners and lovers. 

The 3rd Annual DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival, benefiting the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, returns on Saturday, October 1 to Covington’s Devou Park

The annual Bluegrass For Babies fundraising concert returns to the Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park on Saturday, September 17.